Friday, September 22, 2017

Easy Masculine Card

I do struggle with masculine cards, but always need them!  So, it was great to have Masculine Cards be the theme for the Sisters In Stamping this week.

I really love the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I saw this sheet from the pack and immediately grabbed it for this challenge.  Here are the cards I made:

I wanted to see what the DSP would look like against Night of Navy and Fresh Fig.  I think both look great and masculine.  I tried it with Lemon Lime Twist, but it just didn't do it for me.
 I decided to pull the Tranquil Teal color out of the paper for the stamped image (Badges & Banners set).  I needed just a little something to set off the stamped image, so I grabbed some more Navy and Fig cardstock and the Triple Banner Punch to punch out the pieces to place the stamped badge on.
This card was quick and easy!  I'll definitely make some more to have on hand.

Check out the other masculine card creations from the Sisters In Stamping here!

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I've been needing a lot of sympathy cards lately.   I've used most of my stock, so it was good that this week's SIS theme is to make a sympathy card.  I created two. 

I decided I wanted to use the Thoughts & Prayers set since I haven't used it in a long time.  I then decided to grab some DSP, but didn't want anything very busy so as it wouldn't take away from my stamped image.  I decided to grab the Fresh Florals DSP, specifically a Berry Burst paper.  I cut out some pieces and adhered them to the Whisper White card base.

I then used my Tranquil Teal and Berry Burst markers to color in the stamp.   After stamping the image, I cut it out using the paper cutter and then mounted the imaged piece on a piece of Tranquil Teal cardstock.  I wanted to see what the image would look like if I didn't center it, but adhered it at an angle.  Both cards needed a sentiment, so I stamped out both, then die cut each using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I popped them up using dimensionals and adhered them.  I felt like they needed just a little something more, so I took out the Pearl Basic Jewels that I love and put the smallest ones in the center of each of the flowers.  To finish up the card, I tied some Tranquil Teal ribbon on each. 

Here is a closeup of each card:

Please click here to see what the Sisters In Stamping created.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Big Shot Favorites

This week's SIS theme is to pick a favorite Big Shot accessory.  I find that I could not live without my butterfly dies:  Bold Butterfly Framelits and matching Butterfly Thinlits.  I think I have used these dies more than any other that I own.  I just love them and how quickly they can turn out such beauty.

This is the card I made:

I usual, I first grabbed some DSP to start.  I love this Delightful Daisy DSP.  There are so many beautiful papers in this set.  This one spoke to me, so I then grabbed some Delightful Daffodil and Night of Navy cardstock to cut out my butterflies on the Big Shot.  After adhering the butterflies, I decided I needed a sentiment.  So, I stamped out the "happy birthday" (Teeny Tiny Wishes set) using Night of Navy ink on the Daffodil cardstock.  I then used some of the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the sentiment out and frame it.

I love the Pearl Basic Jewels.  They are perfect for adding just a little something more, especially to the butterfly body and head.  I got a little carried away on the sentiment piece, but what girl doesn't love pearls, right?

So, those are my favorite Stampin' Up! Big Shot accessories; couldn't just pick one!  Check out what the Sisters In Stamping chose as their favorites here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bundle Up!

Stampin' Up! has great bundle deals.  Each catalog seems to have more and more too - yay!

Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is to pick an SU! bundle to create a project.

I have a lot of them, but decided to focus on two:

The first is the Coffee Cafe Bundle which includes the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.  I love coffee and other than water and wine, is the only other drink for me ;)  When I saw this bundle, I had t have it!  I didn't utilize the stamps with the dies as much as I thought I would, but that's the beauty of having both - you can do sooooo much!

The second bundle I used is the Label Me Pretty Bundle with includes the Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching punch.  I love stamps sets and matching punches - you can quickly knock out a card in no time!  This card took me about ten minutes tops!  

Well, that's about it for me!  Check out the bundles the Sisters In Stamping decided feature here!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Personalized Gift

Happy Weekend!!!  Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Personalized Gifts".  I had so many great ideas running through my head, but work was really stressful this week and I was only able to make one thing.  But, I feel it is a personalized gift for a couple reasons.  I'm meeting a friend soon to celebrate her birthday.  I picked out a beautiful pair of earrings that will look great on her.  I decided to "personalize" the gift wrapping!

This is what I created.
I used a little tin I bought at the craft store to "wrap" her gift in.  This paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP set just has her name written all over it!  I love that it also uses 3 of the new In Colors. 

This was a great wrap because this took me about 10 minutes to do; not much more than wrapping with gift wrap!

I can't wait to see what the others created.  Please check here to see their personalized gift ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Time to Embellish!

I love embellishments!  So, I was very happy that this week's theme for the Sisters In Stamping is to use an embellishment from the SU catalog (from either page 196 or 197).  I recently bought the new In Color felt bows and thought this was the perfect chance to use them.

I wanted to keep the card simple.  I like this sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set.  So, I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock first.  I'm not a fan of a lot of white space, so I decided to  use some of the new In Color ribbon and adhered some strips.  Next, I adhered the stamped/ribboned sheet to a card base in the new Tranquil Tide.  To finish it up, I placed the little bows on and the card is finished.   I think I should have stuck to the Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink colors only.  But, I can go back and replace the two bows later.

Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for looking.  Please check out more embellishment ideas here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Gift Box

Happy Weekend!  I thought it would never get here this week!  I was able to join the Sisters In Stamping again this week with a fun theme - boxes!  I found this great and easy box on the Gathering Beauty blog.  I love it because it uses a full 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  You can find directions on her site here.

This is the finished box I created.  I started with SU!'s new In Color cardstock stack called Fresh Florals - I used the Lemon Lime Twist colored paper and ribbon.  It's so summery and pretty! 
 I stamped the Happy Birthday image from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and punched it out with matching Pretty Label punch.  I then punched out two pieces from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and adhered them to the back of the stamped image.
Oh,  I colored in the image using my In Color markers before I punched it out!  I only put a little piece of sticky red tape behind the top of the stamped/punched piece to secure to the lip of the box top.  This way, you can open the lid without destroying the box and it can be reused if you want.

The finished box is a very nice size:  6" long, 3" tall, and 2 1/2" deep.  I did make it more sturdy by adhering pieces of cut cardboard on the inside.   You could put a lot of very nice things inside :)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day and weekend!  Check out the other boxes the SIS ladies made here.